Afghan President Hamid Karzai said he will announce the handover of responsibilities over to Afghan security forces from coalition troops on March 21. Karzai and NATO representatives agreed in November, 2010 that the transition will commence this year and end by late 2014, Reuters reports.

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  • Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.